The new EXP 100 GT also marks the company’s centenary to the day, featuring a fully electric powertrain with four electric motors, a torque vectoring system and a combined output of up to 1,340hp and 1,100lb-ft (1,491Nm) of torque.
Bentley claims that the EXP 100 GT is capable of a 0-60mph in less than 2.5 seconds and of a top speed of 186mph (300km/h).
With future battery technology expected to offer five times the current energy density, it’s no wonder that the EXP 100 GT is said to be capable of charging to 80 percent of capacity in only 15 minutes. Driving range is set at 435 miles (700km) on a full charge while weight is kept at 1,900kg (4,188lbs), which is mighty impressive for a car of this size.
Speaking of which, the design study measures 5.8 meters long and almost 2.4 meters wide (19.02 and 7.87 feet respectively), making sure that nothing will be more commanding on the roads of the future.
“The Bentley EXP 100 GT represents the kind of cars we want to make in the future,” said Stefan Sielaff, Bentley’s Director of Design. “Like those iconic Bentleys of the past, this car connects with its passengers’ emotions and helps them experience and safeguard the memories of the really extraordinary journeys they take.”
Perhaps the most significant highlight of the Bentley EXP 100 GT is the on-board artificial intelligence Personal Assistant. Bentley says that the system will pre-empt passenger needs and can maximize comfort based on its knowledge of its owner, including controlling the seat surfaces to offer more support during driving.
The open-air cabin also features embedded biometrics to track eye and head movements, as well as blood pressure, representing what the future of bespoke luxury vehicles holds. The interior comes with three different seating configurations, depending on whether autonomous driving is enabled or not.
Now, the real question is: can you wait 16 years for a Bentley like this?